Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Law Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Legal Education

Selected Works

None

Discipline
Publication Year
Publication

Articles 1 - 30 of 64

Full-Text Articles in Law

Legal History Meets The Honors Program, Robert Bennett Jan 2016

Legal History Meets The Honors Program, Robert Bennett

Robert B. Bennett

In this article, the author discusses the "Law and Culture" course that he developed to teach in the Butler University Honors Program. The course looks at some landmark periods or events in legal history and explores how those events were the product of their culture, and how they affected their culture. Among the events or periods that the author has looked at in iterations of this course were the survival instinct on display in "Regina v. Dudley and Stephens," the Nuremberg trials, the Scopes Monkey Trial, the modern American litigation explosion, and the events surrounding the U.S. Supreme Court ...


Introduction, A Conversation With Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Sharon Beckman Sep 2015

Introduction, A Conversation With Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Sharon Beckman

Sharon Beckman

No abstract provided.


Cali Lesson - Ohio Citation, Rebecca Mattson, Carolyn Broering-Jacobs Jul 2015

Cali Lesson - Ohio Citation, Rebecca Mattson, Carolyn Broering-Jacobs

Rebecca A. Mattson

This lesson teaches Ohio citation as governed by the Supreme Court of Ohio's recently published guide, Writing Manual: A Guide to Citations, Style and Judicial Opinion Writing (the "Writing Manual"). This lesson covers only the material contained in part I of the Writing Manual, which the lesson will refer to as the Citation Manual.


Webex From An Instructor's Perspective, Jennifer Mart-Rice, Terri Iacobucci, Jaesook Gilbert May 2015

Webex From An Instructor's Perspective, Jennifer Mart-Rice, Terri Iacobucci, Jaesook Gilbert

Jennifer Mart-Rice

No abstract provided.


Inventing The New Classroom, Jennifer Mart-Rice, Debra Denslaw, Susan Boland, Jesse Bowman Jul 2014

Inventing The New Classroom, Jennifer Mart-Rice, Debra Denslaw, Susan Boland, Jesse Bowman

Jennifer Mart-Rice

No abstract provided.


One Size Does Not Fit All, John Costonis Mar 2014

One Size Does Not Fit All, John Costonis

John J. Costonis

No abstract provided.


(S)Killing Me Softly: Unifying The “Soft Skills” Of Law Practice And Legal Education (Synthesizing Leadership, Collaboration, Professionalism, Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Resolution, Problem Solving, And Comprehensive Lawyering), Susan Daicoff Dec 2013

(S)Killing Me Softly: Unifying The “Soft Skills” Of Law Practice And Legal Education (Synthesizing Leadership, Collaboration, Professionalism, Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Resolution, Problem Solving, And Comprehensive Lawyering), Susan Daicoff

Susan Daicoff

No abstract provided.


Mission: Impossible, Mission: Accomplished Or Mission: Underway? A Survey And Analysis Of Current Trends In Professionalism Education In American Law Schools, Alison Kehner, Mary Ann Robinson Jun 2013

Mission: Impossible, Mission: Accomplished Or Mission: Underway? A Survey And Analysis Of Current Trends In Professionalism Education In American Law Schools, Alison Kehner, Mary Ann Robinson

Mary Ann Robinson

No abstract provided.


The Elephant In The Law School Assessment Room: The Role Of Student Responsibility And Motivating Our Students To Learn, Cassandra L. Hill Feb 2013

The Elephant In The Law School Assessment Room: The Role Of Student Responsibility And Motivating Our Students To Learn, Cassandra L. Hill

Cassandra L. Hill

THE ELEPHANT IN THE LAW SCHOOL ASSESSMENT ROOM:

THE ROLE OF STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY AND

MOTIVATING OUR STUDENTS TO LEARN

Cassandra L. Hill

The American Bar Association’s proposed new accreditation standards call for law schools to assess the effectiveness of their academic programs. Law schools are now doing so, quickly giving rise to an assessment movement that closely examines desired educational outcomes and professors’ efforts to attain them. But assessment has to date focused on the professor, who is just one part of the professor-student partnership. All but ignored are the contributions and motivation of the other critical component—the ...


Judicial Training Programs In Bosnia And The Efficacy Of Rule Of Law Training, E. Joan Blum Feb 2013

Judicial Training Programs In Bosnia And The Efficacy Of Rule Of Law Training, E. Joan Blum

E. Joan Blum

Presentation on personal experience conducting judicial training programs in Bosnia, including observations and recommendations on the efficacy of rule of law training programs.


Law And Negotiation: Necessary Partners Or Strange Bedfellows?, Nancy Schultz Feb 2013

Law And Negotiation: Necessary Partners Or Strange Bedfellows?, Nancy Schultz

Nancy Schultz

To what degree does legal authority dictate the outcomes of negotiations? Scholars have discussed the issue, and law students argue about it in their negotiation classes. A survey of practicing lawyers reveals that knowing the law is an important part of the preparation for negotiation, but that legal authority is not the primary determinant of negotiated outcomes in practice. Financial constraints, bargaining power, and negotiating skill are all reported as having a greater effect on negotiated outcomes than the law.


One Small Step For Legal Writing, One Giant Leap For Legal Education: Making The Case For More Writing Opportunities In The "Practice-Ready" Law School Curriculum, Sherri Keene Dec 2012

One Small Step For Legal Writing, One Giant Leap For Legal Education: Making The Case For More Writing Opportunities In The "Practice-Ready" Law School Curriculum, Sherri Keene

Sherri Keene

Legal writing is more than an isolated practical skill or a law school course; it is a valuable tool for broadening and deepening one’s knowledge and understanding of the law. If experienced legal professionals, both professors and practitioners alike, take a hard look back at their careers, many will no doubt remember how their work on significant legal writing projects advanced their own knowledge of the law and enhanced their professional competence. Legal writing practice helps the writer to gain expertise in a number of ways: first, the act of writing itself promotes learning; second, close work on legal ...


How To Turn Around Your Classroom, Jalae Ulicki Oct 2012

How To Turn Around Your Classroom, Jalae Ulicki

Jalae Ulicki

Technology presentation on the creation of effective student response questions for use in class; determining the uses for data collected to create a higher level of engagement in the classroom; and how to use the data to enhance future classes


The Role Of Religion In A Catholic Law School: A Century Of Experience At Loyola University Chicago, Thomas M. Haney Sep 2012

The Role Of Religion In A Catholic Law School: A Century Of Experience At Loyola University Chicago, Thomas M. Haney

Thomas M. Haney

The purpose of this article is to examine the record of a Catholic law school, the School of Law of Loyola University Chicago, which a few years ago celebrated its centennial. This is a detailed study of how the Catholic identity of Loyola Chicago’s law school has manifested itself over the past century, during several distinct eras. The article concludes that the criteria chosen to identify a truly Catholic law school will determine the result of whether any particular law school is indeed Catholic, and that different scholars and commentators will choose different criteria, therefore arriving at different conclusions ...


The Role Of Religion In A Catholic Law School: A Century Of Experience At Loyola University Chicago, Thomas M. Haney Sep 2012

The Role Of Religion In A Catholic Law School: A Century Of Experience At Loyola University Chicago, Thomas M. Haney

Thomas M. Haney

The purpose of this article is to examine the record of a Catholic law school, the School of Law of Loyola University Chicago, which a few years ago celebrated its centennial. This is a detailed study of how the Catholic identity of Loyola Chicago’s law school has manifested itself over the past century, during several distinct eras. The article concludes that the criteria chosen to identify a truly Catholic law school will determine the result of whether any particular law school is indeed Catholic, and that different scholars and commentators will choose different criteria, therefore arriving at different conclusions ...


A Cultural Lens In The Law School Classroom: A Technique To Promote A Learner-Centered Environment And To Stimulate Self-Assessment, Julie M. Spanbauer Sep 2012

A Cultural Lens In The Law School Classroom: A Technique To Promote A Learner-Centered Environment And To Stimulate Self-Assessment, Julie M. Spanbauer

Julie M. Spanbauer

The American Bar Association (ABA) is exerting pressure on United States law schools to improve teaching effectiveness by shifting the evaluation of student learning away from input measures to focus upon output-based assessments. Yet, many legal educators appear to be resistant to and fearful of change, in part, perhaps, due to their comfort with teaching methods such as the Socratic or case dialogue approach, which demands little accountability for teaching effectiveness and provides more time for the pursuit of the traditional goals of scholarly productivity. This method of teaching as currently utilized in law schools is also innately professor-centric performance ...


The Role Of Religion In A Catholic Law School: A Century Of Experience At Loyola University Chicago, Thomas M. Haney Aug 2012

The Role Of Religion In A Catholic Law School: A Century Of Experience At Loyola University Chicago, Thomas M. Haney

Thomas M. Haney

The purpose of this article is to examine the record of a Catholic law school, the School of Law of Loyola University Chicago, which a few years ago celebrated its centennial. This is a detailed study of how the Catholic identity of Loyola Chicago’s law school has manifested itself over the past century, during several distinct eras. The article concludes that the criteria chosen to identify a truly Catholic law school will determine the result of whether any particular law school is indeed Catholic, and that different scholars and commentators will choose different criteria, therefore arriving at different conclusions ...


Lessons From Positive Psychology For Developing Advocacy Skills, Nancy Schultz Aug 2012

Lessons From Positive Psychology For Developing Advocacy Skills, Nancy Schultz

Nancy Schultz

Advocacy skills are crucial to law students and lawyers. One of the ways law students develop those skills is in the context of lawyering skills competitions. This article explores whether there is any psychological research that might offer more systematic guidance for advocacy coaches and instructors. Positive psychology does offer some principles that suggest useful approaches to coaching and teaching advocacy. Taken together with instinct and experience, these principles can help coaches and advocacy instructors be more effective in training young lawyers for litigation and dispute resolution practice.


A Critique Of Best Practices In Legal Education: Five Things All Faculty Should Know, Michael T. Gibson Jul 2012

A Critique Of Best Practices In Legal Education: Five Things All Faculty Should Know, Michael T. Gibson

Michael T. Gibson

Michael T. Gibson, A Critique of BEST PRACTICES IN LEGAL EDUCATION: Five Things All Faculty Should Know

Like the ABA’s MacCrate Report (1993) and the Carnegie Foundation’s Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Practice of Law (2007), Best Practices in Legal Education (2007) is a major collaborative effort to transform legal education. A six-year-long project of the Clinical Legal Education Association, Best Practices tries to state no less than the best practices that law professors should use to teach students. First, this article reveals a treasure which Best Practices buries: the six stages or levels by which people learn ...


The Science Of Coaching Advocates: Is There Any?, Nancy Schultz Feb 2012

The Science Of Coaching Advocates: Is There Any?, Nancy Schultz

Nancy Schultz

This article investigates whether psychological research can assist coaches of advocacy teams in various contexts. It concludes that the principles of positive psychology and related fields, along with experience, can lead to effective coaching strategies that will help students develop lifelong advocacy skills


Two And A Half Ethical Theories: Re-Examining The Foundations Of The Carnegie Report, Mark F. Kightlinger Feb 2012

Two And A Half Ethical Theories: Re-Examining The Foundations Of The Carnegie Report, Mark F. Kightlinger

Mark F. Kightlinger

In the past three years, the American Bar Association, several major state bar associations, the Association of American Law Schools, the New York Times, law students, and many legal educators have called for fundamental changes in the way we educate new lawyers. Some critics have suggested that legal education faces a crisis that will be exacerbated by rising tuitions, declining enrollments, and a precipitous drop in the demand for new lawyers. Most of those calling for change have relied on the critical analysis of modern legal education presented in a 2007 report by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of ...


Teaching Professional Skills And Values: An Alumni Assessment, Stephen A. Gerst, Maria L. Bahr Dec 2011

Teaching Professional Skills And Values: An Alumni Assessment, Stephen A. Gerst, Maria L. Bahr

Stephen A Gerst

No abstract provided.


Accomplishing Your Scholarly Agenda While Maximizing Students' Learning (A.K.A. How To Teach Legal Methods And Have Time To Write Too), Anna P. Hemingway Aug 2011

Accomplishing Your Scholarly Agenda While Maximizing Students' Learning (A.K.A. How To Teach Legal Methods And Have Time To Write Too), Anna P. Hemingway

Anna P. Hemingway

In response to the demands of prospective law students, pressure from outside law organizations, and forces from within the legal academy, law schools are offering more skills training for students and more job security for Legal Methods professors. As a result, Legal Methods professors’ primary responsibilities in the legal academy are changing from a single focus of teaching to a dual focus of teaching and scholarship. Although the changes are welcomed, the task of producing scholarship remains especially difficult for Legal Methods professors because in many instances they still lack the necessary funding and time to fulfill this new obligation ...


Selling Sex: Analyzing The Improper Use Defense To Contract Enforcement Through The Lens Of Carroll Versus Beardon, Julie M. Spanbauer Aug 2011

Selling Sex: Analyzing The Improper Use Defense To Contract Enforcement Through The Lens Of Carroll Versus Beardon, Julie M. Spanbauer

Julie M. Spanbauer

The 1963 decision of the Supreme Court of Montana in Carroll v. Beardon, occupies less than three full pages in the Pacific Reporter and involves a simple real estate transaction in which a “madam” sold a house used for prostitution to another “madam.” The opinion is the last in a long line of cases to speak specifically to the issue of enforcement of facially legitimate contracts that in some manner arguably involve or are related to prostitution and is commonly cited in treatises and hornbooks as representative of the movement by courts toward enforcement of such contracts under the law ...


Selling Sex: Analyzing The Improper Use Defense To Contract Enforcement Through The Lens Of Carroll V. Beardon, Julie M. Spanbauer Jun 2011

Selling Sex: Analyzing The Improper Use Defense To Contract Enforcement Through The Lens Of Carroll V. Beardon, Julie M. Spanbauer

Julie M. Spanbauer

The 1963 decision of the Supreme Court of Montana in Carroll v. Beardon, occupies less than three full pages in the Pacific Reporter and involves a simple real estate transaction in which a “madam” sold a house used for prostitution to another “madam.” The opinion is the last in a long line of cases to speak specifically to the issue of enforcement of facially legitimate contracts that in some manner arguably involve or are related to prostitution and is commonly cited in treatises and hornbooks as representative of the movement by courts toward enforcement of such contracts under the law ...


Learning By Magic - It Is Not A Trick, Stephen Gerst Dec 2010

Learning By Magic - It Is Not A Trick, Stephen Gerst

Stephen A Gerst

No abstract provided.


Persuasive Legal Writing, Nancy Schultz, Louis Sirico Dec 2010

Persuasive Legal Writing, Nancy Schultz, Louis Sirico

Nancy Schultz

No abstract provided.


Teaching Values And Lawyering Skills, John Capowski Dec 2010

Teaching Values And Lawyering Skills, John Capowski

John J. Capowski

No abstract provided.


Moving Beyond "Just" A Deal, A Bad Deal Or No Deal: How A Deal-Facilitator Engaged By The Parties As "Counsel To The Deal" Can Help Them Improve The Quality And Sustainability Of The Outcome, Manon Schonewille, Kenneth Fox Dec 2010

Moving Beyond "Just" A Deal, A Bad Deal Or No Deal: How A Deal-Facilitator Engaged By The Parties As "Counsel To The Deal" Can Help Them Improve The Quality And Sustainability Of The Outcome, Manon Schonewille, Kenneth Fox

Kenneth H Fox

Mediation is commonly characterized as one of several core ADR processes. The vast majority of the mediation literature focuses on dispute settlement and resolution. However, relatively little attention is paid to the transactional potential of business mediation - ways in which this ADR process can assist the parties to build better deals. This article describes mediation as a deal-facilitation process.


Why I Teach, Amanda Smith Dec 2010

Why I Teach, Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith

No abstract provided.